IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -

An Idaho Falls man who intentionally drove his vehicle off the road with his 18-year-old wife and 17-month-old son inside has been sentenced to probation for four years.

The Post Register reports that 19-year-old Nathan Ward received the sentence Thursday in 7th District Court.

Ward pleaded guilty to felony injury to a child in July, and prosecutors dismissed a charge of aggravated battery.

Police say that Ward in June crashed his 2000 Dodge Caravan into a fence and irrigation canal.

Authorities say his wife and child received minor injuries.